Columbus Fire Department responds to two-car motor vehicle accident

Published 12:08 pm Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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Two taken to hospital after vehicle entrapment


COLUMBUS– Monday night, around 9:30 p.m., Columbus Fire Department responded to a two-car motor vehicle accident on Lynn Rd. located in Columbus, that resulted in both drivers being taken to the hospital. 

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Lynn Rd. was completely shut down near Old Hwy. 19 for approximately an hour, until officials deemed it safe to resume regular traffic patterns. 


Upon arrival to the scene, officials with the Columbus Fire Department discovered a SUV on its side after a sideswipe with another vehicle had occurred. The driver of the SUV was entrapped inside the vehicle and the firefighters were able to successfully extricate the driver. Both drivers of the vehicles were taken to an area hospital for further evaluation of their injuries.


Columbus Fire Department’s Rescue 22 and Ladder 22, Tryon Fire Department’s Engine 27-3 as well as officials with Polk County EMS and Polk County Rescue were all on scene.